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Keough Hall rector appointed counselor to ND president

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., rector of Keough Hall, has been appointed counselor to Notre Dame’s president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., effective Tuesday (July 1). He succeeds Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., who will now devote more time to direction of the University’s office of Campus Ministry.p. "I am…

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Historian McGreevy publishes major work on Catholic American history

Author: Michael O. Garvey

“Catholicism and American Freedom: A History,” by John T. McGreevy, John A. O’Brien Associate Professor and chair of history at the University of Notre Dame, has been published by W.W. Norton&Company.p. Considering two centuries of Catholic and American history, the book examines tensions arising between traditional American notions of liberty…

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Laneman receives Oak Ridge award

Author: William G. Gilroy

Laneman receives Oak Ridge awardp. J. Nicholas Laneman, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is among 24 young faculty members nationwide to receive a research enhancement award from a prestigious consortium.p….

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Chicago-area businessman elected to Board of Trustees

Author: Julie Hail Flory

J. Christopher Reyes, chairman of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C., a Rosemont, Ill.-based beer and food distributor, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame.p. Reyes, a resident of Lake Forest, Ill., previously served on the advisory council for Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. A…

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Researchers make breakthrough in spintronics theory

Author: William G. Gilroy

Researchers make breakthrough in spintronics theoryp. A team of University of Notre Dame researchers led by physicist Steven T. Ruggiero has made a breakthrough that may speed progress toward the development of “spintronic” devices.p….

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Aid workers visit campus for Summer Institute on Peacebuilding

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Some 40 international aid workers for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are visiting the University of Notre Dame for the third annual Summer Institute on Peacebuilding, a program of the University’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.p. The intensive 10-day program, which began June 22 and continues through July 1, is…

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Institute for Latino Studies conducting Chicago survey

Author: Dennis Brown

A wide-ranging survey of Chicago-area Latinos is being conducted this summer by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.p. Interviews with members of some 1,500 Latino households in the six counties of metropolitan Chicago will provide the most comprehensive portrait ever prepared of Latinos in the…

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Political scientist to address Senate subcommittee on

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Donald P. Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, will testify Wednesday (June 25) before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding the reconstruction of constitutional government in Germany and its pertinence to contemporary Iraq.p….

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Westminster Theological Seminary honors history professor

Author: Dennis Brown

George Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, received an honorary degree May 29 at the 74th Commencement exercises of Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pa.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1992, Marsden studies American religion and culture with a focus…

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Statement by Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.

Author: Matthew V. Storin

The following is a statement from Notre Dame’s president, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., regarding today’s Supreme Court rulings on the role of race in university and college admissions policy. p. "We at Notre Dame are gratified by the Supreme Court’s reaffirmation of long standing practices here and elsewhere…

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Tyson elected Holy Cross provincial superior

Author: Margaret Fosmoe

SOUTH BEND — The Rev. David T. Tyson was elected Friday as the new provincial superior of the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross.p. Tyson, 55, a former vice president at the University of Notre Dame, has served as president of the University of Portland, in Portland,…

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Honored at HBS: Dean's Award goes to five who made a difference

Author: Catherine Walsh

Achievement at the Business School (HBS) takes many forms, both inside and outside the classroom. Each year the Dean’s Award recognizes individuals whose daily lives and actions embody and further define the School’s most important ideals. Five members of the Class of 2003 were honored by Dean Kim B….

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Associate VP Hoye named visiting fellow at Oxford University

Author: Michael O. Garvey

William P. Hoye, associate vice president and deputy general counsel at the University of Notre Dame and concurrent associate professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been named a visiting fellow of New College, Oxford.p. Hoye, a faculty member and administrator at Notre Dame since 1993, will…

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Another View: Oliver Williams

Author: Oliver Williams

Wealthy nations: Follow U.S. lead on AIDS reliefp. Say what you will about President Bush, even his most liberal critics should acknowledge that his recent leadership in the $15 billion global AIDS plan will put him in the history books as an uncommon moral leader. That’s especially true since…

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Hildreth named Cottrell Scholar

Author: William G. Gilroy

Hildreth named Cottrell Scholarp. Michael D. Hildreth, assistant professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a 2003 Cottrell Scholar, one of 12 people in the nation to receive the honor.p….

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Wealthy nations: Follow U.S. lead on AIDS relief

Author: Oliver Williams

Say what you will about President Bush, even his most liberal critics should acknowledge that his recent leadership in the $15 billion global AIDS plan will put him in the history books as an uncommon moral leader. That’s especially true since his determination to bring real AIDS treatment to…

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Biological Hazards Ahead

Author: David Lodge

The recent arrivals in North America of SARS and monkeypox have understandably alarmed us all. But they should not have surprised us. We already knew that an inevitable side effect of globalization is that emerging infectious diseases can spread more rapidly. We already knew that many human diseases have…

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Engineering department renamed to better reflect focus

Author: William G. Gilroy

Engineering department renamed to better reflect focusp. Recognizing the growth of molecular biology as one of the fundamentals of its research program and undergraduate curriculum, the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Chemical Engineering is changing its name to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.p….

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Renowned historian appointed to endowed chair

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Sabine G. MacCormack, recently-appointed concurrent professor of history and classics at the University of Notre Dame, has been named The Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Arts and Letters.p. Formerly a professor of classical studies and history at the University of Michigan, MacCormack received the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s…

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Aerospace professor to receive aerodynamics award

Author: William G. Gilroy

Aerospace professor to receive aerodynamics awardp. Thomas J. Mueller, Roth-Gibson Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been chosen as the 2003 recipient of the Aerodynamics Award American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).p….

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Conference on liturgy to be held at Notre Dame

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A conference of Spanish-speaking and English-speaking theologians and liturgical scholars will be held Monday-Thursday (June 16-19) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall.p. The conference, entitled “Languages of Worship-El Lenguaje de la Liturgia,” is being jointly sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy and the Instituto Nacional…

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Father Gutierrez, founder of liberation theology

Author: Michael O. Garvey

Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, O.P., John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the 2003 Prince of Asturias Award for Communications and the Humanities.p. Father Gutierrez, a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2001, is widely credited as the author of the foundational text…

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New report examines Iraqi weapons program, terrorist links

Author: Dennis Brown

U.S. and British forces in Iraq have been unable to find weapons of mass destruction because ?previous policies of sanctions and UN weapons inspection and destruction actually worked," according to a report issued today by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the…

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South Bend Tribune: Mass addresses sexual abuse issue

Author: Lauren Beck

Holy Cross priest: ‘No denying’ p. SOUTH BEND — Members of the Congregation of Holy Cross are praying harder than ever in light of the recent sexual abuse allegations within the order, said the Rev. William Dorwart, provincial superior of the congregation’s Indiana Province. p. "The family is praying for…

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Two from ND selected as National Humanities Center fellows

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Meredith Gill and Susan Youens from the University of Notre Dame are among 41 fellows chosen by the National Humanities Center for the 2003-04 academic year.p. Selected from a pool of 549 applicants, Gill, assistant professor of art history, and Youens, professor of music, will join other fellows chosen from…

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Professor of German wins national book award

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Robert E. Norton, professor and chair of German and Russian languages and literatures at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the 2002 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History by the American Philosophical Society for his recent book “Secret Germany” (Cornell University Press).p. Tracing the life of the early…

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Joan Kroc establishes Hesburgh Scholarship Fund

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has received a $5-million gift from Joan B. Kroc, a philanthropist from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., to establish the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., International Scholarship Fund for Peace and Justice. The fund will provide scholarships for students in the graduate program of Notre Dame’s…

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